Freemark Abbey was one of twelve U.S. wineries chosen to compete in “The Judgment of Paris” blind tasting, in 1976. California wines won in every category, catapulting Napa Valley onto the world stage.
The dominant flavour of this rich and smooth Merlot is black cherry, with nuances of milk chocolate, integrated spicy oak and rocket. Great balance of fruit, body, tannin and acidity. The depth and richness of flavour provide a smooth profile that delivers from the initial sip and continues on the palate for a long beautiful finish.
The full bodied Grand Vin of the Dominus estate starts with elegant black cherry evolving towards well structured tannins. Early bottling has preserved more fruit character in this vintage. The Bordeaux style blend includes 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot.